MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now it can be told. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is going for a Guinness World Record, hoping to put Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize to shame.
Duterte has filed his candidacy for Senator in the coming May, 2022 elections. At 76, Duterte can be Senator for two terms or a total of 12 years, if elected and reelected. That would make him 88 years old after the two terms. He can take a break after that and run again for another two terms which would make him over 100 years old by the time he finishes his third and fourth Senatorial term. Now that would truly be a Guinness World Record.
Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile had the chance to bag that world record had he won in the 2019 Senatorial elections, dethroning 91-year-old Mahatir Mohammad, the current prime minister of Malaysia. Mahatir was also named as the Oldest Prime Minister by the Guinness World Records.
But Enrile lost.
We’re rooting for Duterte to finally bring honor to the Philippines with yet another Guinness record!
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It may not be 4,000 cars, we mean respondents, but practically 100% of Filipinos say that they are not proud of Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The random Facebook poll was conducted by The Adobo Chronicles after the Philippine Daily Inquirer published an opinion piece saying that Ressa’s Nobel Prize should be every Filipino’s pride.
The AC poll asked respondents (207 as of press time) to comment with a thumbs up if they agreed with the Inquirer piece, or with a laughing emoticon if they disagreed.
The result: 203 of respondents replied with the laughing emoticon and only one responded with the thumbs up emoticon (which pretty much cancels itself because of the margin of error.) Three responses were considered void because they didn’t follow instructions. One commented with a tearful emoticon and two with an angry emoticon.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo is deeply disappointed that she wasn’t awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Economics.
The awards were announced yesterday.
Office of the Vice President Spokesperson Barry Gutierrez told The Adobo Chronicles said that Robredo was confident she woukd be recognized for her economic programs for the country’s laylayan (poor and disenfranchised), including her signature spaghetti distribution program and express Covid vaccination program using doses procured by the Duterte government.
She was also invited to speak at the London School of Economics in 2018.
This would have been the country’s second Nobel Prize after businesswoman Maria Ressa won the Nobel Peace Prize for her made-up stories on press freedom in the Philippines.